Rutherfords established in Liverpool.
Edwards and Radcliffe established in Westminster. Clients included Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Field and Weightman established in Liverpool.
Le Brasseur and Oakley was founded in London by Robert Le Brasseur and Thomas Oakley.
Weightman Peddar and Weightman established in Liverpool.
Weightman Peddar and Weightman became known as Weightman Peddar.
Weightman Peddar became known as Weightmans.
Weightmans and Rutherfords merged to create Weightman Rutherfords.
Weightman Rutherfords changed its name to Weightmans and a Birmingham office was opened.
Radcliffes and Le Brasseur J Tickle merged to form RadcliffesLeBrasseur.
Weightmans merged with a team from Vizard Oldham and became Weightman Vizards — with offices in Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, London and Manchester.
Weightman Vizards changed its name back to Weightmans.
Weightmans converted to LLP status.
In April, Weightmans acquired the insurance practice of Vizards Wyeth, acquiring an office in Dartford.
In May, Weightmans merged with North West firm, Mace & Jones.
In March, Weightmans acquired the Manchester team of Semple Fraser and opened a Glasgow office.
In July, Weightmans merged with Ford & Warren solicitors, acquiring a Leeds office.
In October, Weightmans acquired the business and assets of Watson Burton, adding an office in Newcastle.
In June, Weightmans and RadcliffesLeBrasseur completed a merger.
About us At Weightmans, when you succeed, we celebrate. It's why we do what we do.
We're a top 45 UK law firm, with more than 1,400 people working from our offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle.
What makes us different is our people. Our people are determined to achieve the best results for our clients. How we get there varies from organisation to organisation, person to person. No assumptions, no one-size-fits-all approach. We measure and monitor results to ensure that we are the preferred legal service provider for our clients.
We also recognise the importance of our people enjoying what they do, providing a friendly and inspiring working environment in all our offices. This is acknowledged with us being awarded the Top Employer accolade for the fifteenth year running!
A leading national player in its client markets, Weightmans’ roots date back to the early 19th century. With 140 specialisms recognised and 432 experts listed in key legal directories, the firm offers a full spectrum of services to built environment enterprises, large corporate institutions, health organisations, insurance companies, public sector bodies, owner managed businesses and individual private clients.
We're well-equipped to provide a full legal service to all of our clients and have the resources to deal with the most demanding legal needs, both at home and overseas. We've built informal associations with law firms in most foreign jurisdictions, complementing the comprehensive range of legal services we provide.
Our vision and values
We aim to be a top 30 law firm with clients at the heart of everything we do. We will invest in our people to take care of our clients and excel at meeting client needs.
As a socially and environmentally conscious company, corporate social responsibility and environmental responsibility are important to us and we are proud to have a thriving programme in each of these areas.
- We are accountable
- We do what we say we will do, individually and collectively
- We keep our promises to each other and our clients.
Teamwork and respect
- We are passionate and enthusiastic
- We develop ourselves and each other
- We are ambassadors for the firm internally and to our clients.
- We put our clients and the firm first
- We are entrepreneurial
- We understand our and our clients' markets
- We learn and improve.
We are a law firm with a long and proud heritage. Founded in 1827, we've grown from our Liverpool roots to become a leading national law firm. As a progressive firm, we're committed to our clients and our people, as well as constantly looking at ways of improving the service we provide.
We've significantly grown and adapted to the needs of our clients over the last two centuries — here's how we've evolved so far: